Yes, there is a dictatorship in Venezuela. Yes, Sean Penn, Oliver Stone and others of his ilk who don’t believe there is a dictatorship in Venezuela are full of cow manure.
This article was originally written in Spanish, but Google translate did a great job of translating it for me.
Many people think we are in democracy because they say anything on the street or in any television program, but do not realize that the rules establish a dictatorship in Venezuela in the eyes of the world when I leave without effect to the current National Assembly.The constant assaults on the institutions, the genuflection of the powers, expropriation, in defiance of threats to private capital and the continuing human rights violations are evidence that the dictatorship has played Venezuelan soil.In this sense it is important to note that Roman dictators were allowed to command armies, people and resources for about six months without giving effect to the judges and ordinary procedures, but President Chavez was given 18 months’ grace to handle laws at their whim and annul the new National Assembly, ie sabaneta tyrant has more power than any Roman dictator.Many Venezuelans have a hard time understanding the term of dictatorship when they only have reference to the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in the 50′s, but at this point is important to clarify that dictatorships come in various shapes and one of the background of such regime is to deny the evidence and say that true democracy exists to confuse people and the world.It is important to say that there are dictatorships through insurrection and dictatorship of the incumbent government in Venezuela in the exercise regime, seized control of the country to mount a legal dictatorship and overthrow existing institutions and placing them at the service of the dictator.Dictatorships only be concerned with political control over the rest of the manifestations of social life, promises and deceit are the spearhead to the totalitarian regimes that play with the hunger and misery of the people.It’s time to stop this hegemonic project to copy the Cuban model, which nullifies the opposition and the rest of the citizens. But it’s time to internalize the danger run by allowing us to submit by a violation of the Constitution from a legal aspect and not say anything for fear of reprisals from the regime.One can only ask the question who can embrace with freedom, will bow before the dictatorship? This is the spirit of our struggle, not kneel to the barbarity of those in power. The resistance will be the key to winning this dictatorship that incorporate word of his speech and people claim to defraud the will of thousands of Venezuelans who believed in a change in the way of doing politics. This year is crucial to restore democracy to Venezuela and Venezuelans.@ Felixvelasquez for A World Without Gag